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Boston-Cambridge-Quincy Massachusetts Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy Massachusetts metro area was $85,691 in 2017, the latest figures available. Boston median household income is $8,306 higher than the median Massachusetts household income and $25,355 greater than the US median household income. 2018 metro income data (including Boston median household income) will be released in September of 2019. Median family and per capita income for Boston-Cambridge-Quincy are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Boston Massachusetts

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $60,336 +2.51% +8.49%
Massachusetts $77,385 +0.61% +7.96%
Boston $85,691 +1.83% +9.26%

Trends in Boston, MA Real Median Household Income since 2005

At $85,691, the median household income for Boston was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Median Household Income: Boston, Massachusetts, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Boston

Date US Massachusetts Boston
2017 $60,336 $77,385 $85,691
2016 $58,856 $76,917 $84,152
2015 $57,709 $73,077 $81,533
2014 $55,613 $71,681 $78,425
2013 $55,072 $70,374 $76,844
2012 $54,948 $69,888 $76,733
2011 $55,162 $68,660 $75,864
2010 $56,388 $69,937 $76,639
2009 $57,519 $73,392 $79,409
2008 $59,382 $74,644 $81,446
2007 $60,135 $73,912 $80,759
2006 $59,051 $73,081 $78,177

Boston Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Boston was $107,311 in 2017. Compared to the median Massachusetts family income, Boston median family income is $8,553 higher. As with the median household income data, 2018 family income data for Boston will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Median Family Income for Boston Massachusetts

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $73,891 +1.79% +8.17%
Massachusetts $98,758 +1.55% +8.34%
Boston $107,311 +2.23% +7.26%

Trends in Boston, MA Real Median Family Income since 2005

At $107,311, the median family income for Boston was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Median Family Income: Boston, Massachusetts, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Boston

Date US Massachusetts Boston
2017 $73,891 $98,758 $107,311
2016 $72,591 $97,255 $104,967
2015 $70,627 $93,732 $103,351
2014 $68,313 $91,157 $100,050
2013 $67,488 $88,339 $96,481
2012 $66,880 $88,754 $97,029
2011 $67,126 $87,847 $94,918
2010 $68,289 $88,620 $96,700
2009 $69,958 $92,808 $101,766
2008 $72,321 $93,097 $102,048
2007 $72,500 $93,031 $100,699
2006 $71,330 $90,753 $97,792

Boston Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Boston was $45,273 in 2017. Compared to the median Massachusetts per capita income, Boston median per capita income is $3,452 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2018 per capita income data for Boston will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Per Capita Income for Boston Massachusetts

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $32,397 +1.88% +8.20%
Massachusetts $41,821 +2.94% +8.21%
Boston $45,273 +2.96% +7.61%

Trends in Boston, MA Real Per Capita Income since 2005

At $45,273, the per capita income for Boston was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Per Capita Income: Boston, Massachusetts, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Boston

Date US Massachusetts Boston
2017 $32,397 $41,821 $45,273
2016 $31,798 $40,627 $43,970
2015 $31,019 $39,452 $42,767
2014 $29,942 $38,647 $42,073
2013 $29,706 $37,817 $41,171
2012 $29,221 $37,337 $40,496
2011 $29,173 $37,182 $40,275
2010 $29,361 $37,410 $40,561
2009 $30,246 $38,296 $41,430
2008 $31,488 $39,321 $42,461
2007 $31,629 $38,899 $41,907
2006 $30,795 $37,399 $40,174